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25 International Travel Tips That Will Help You Go with Ease

Whether you’re taking the kids on their first European vacation or making your umpteenth international business trip, there are plenty of details to consider. Here’s a list of 22 international travel tips that will help ..

Is an Expedition Cruise Right for You?

Cruising is a massively popular form of vacationing. Although, when you look beneath the umbrella of the greater genre, you find several categories of cruise ships that each have their own following: traditional ocean cruises, ..

Here Are the Most Popular New York Sightseeing Options

  The Big Apple. The City that Never Sleeps. Empire City. The Melting Pot. City of Skyscrapers. Each of New York’s nicknames has merit in this hectic, sophisticated, fashionable, and culturally diverse city of over ..

This is How I Spent Three Superb Days in Sicily

Connie Stell, a Corporate Travel Consultant at Covington, was invited to try out Alitalia’s new service to Rome and to explore the pleasures of Sicily. Here is her report. I was lucky and honored to ..

This is How to Choose Unique Meeting Venues in Richmond, VA

Holding an event at a museum, sports facility or gallery offers a distinctive experience for attendees. An interesting venue makes for a memorable meeting and creates a refreshing change of pace. Richmond, Virginia has a ..

Luxury Abounds at Two All-Inclusive Club Med Maldives Resorts

Karen Kilyk, luxury vacation designer, reviews the two all-inclusive Club Med Resorts in the Maldives. The Maldives is an archipelago of over 1,000 coral islands and atolls in the Indian Ocean. Only 202 are inhabited ..

Nuit Blanche in Paris is the Ultimate Contemporary Arts Festival

Nuit Blanche or White Night festival is an all-night culture fest that turns the whole city of Paris into a living art gallery. Museums and galleries stay open all night and the city presents a ..

15 Simple Ways You Can Be a Responsible Traveler

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Sustainability, eco-tourism, and green travel are buzz words that are bandied about plenty in the travel industry, but what does it really mean to be a responsible traveler? Essentially it means minimizing the negative impact ..

Our Wildlife Adventure in Australia Was Our Best Vacation Ever

Covington travelers, Glenice and Dana loved their mother-daughter wildlife adventure in Australia. Vacation expert Jean custom-designed their tour so they experienced a broad assortment of activities and encounters with local people and animals. The trip ..

This is How My East Africa Safari Was the Trip of a Lifetime

This spring, vacation advisor Tracy Carr had an opportunity to take an adventure-of-a-lifetime, bucket list trip – an 11-day safari of Kenya and Tanzania with luxury tour operator Kensington Tours. An East Africa Safari is ..